Dorothy A. Zabelski


Birth: August 27th, 1917
Death: December 4th, 2017
Age: 100 years
Residence:Saginaw
Survived By: Surviving are two daughters and one son, Mary Wickstrom, Saginaw; Jane Zabelski, Saginaw; Joseph and Maureen Zabelski, Alger; five grandchildren, Sara (Christopher) Paul, Kevin (Jennifer) Wickstrom, Raymond Zabelski and his fiancée Colie Hanson, Karen Zabelski, Richard Zabelski and his fiancée Brittany Turner; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas, Ronnie, Braiden, Kenny, Noah, Carly, Hudson, Abigail with another great-granddaughter, Caroline, expected in January; three sisters and one brother, Loretta (Eugene) Smokowski, Elaine Kennelly, Marilyn (Ray) Gilginas and Edwin Cherry; many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Doak, Helen Keeler, Delphine Houghton, Jean Thon, Victor and Chester Cherry and Paul Wisniewski.
Affiliations: The daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Michalic) Wisniewski , Dorothy was born August 27, 1917 in Carrollton, Michigan. She married Raymond J. Zabelski on July 7, 1945. He predeceased her March 16, 2008. Dorothy was a member of St. John Paul II Parish. She was employed at the Home Dairy after high school and later worked at Heavenrich's and retired as a cook at Brunkow School in 1979. Dorothy enjoyed making patchwork blankets which she generously donated to family and friends. She was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and loved spending time with her family.

Dorothy Ann Zabelski

(Wisniewski, Cherry),

Saginaw, Michigan

 Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home. Age 100 years. The daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Michalic) Wisniewski , Dorothy was born August 27, 1917 in Carrollton, Michigan. She married Raymond J. Zabelski on July 7, 1945. He predeceased her March 16, 2008. Dorothy was a member of St. John Paul II Parish. She was employed at the Home Dairy after high school and later worked at Heavenrich’s and retired as a cook at Brunkow School in 1979. Dorothy enjoyed making patchwork blankets which she generously donated to family and friends. She was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and loved spending time with her family.  

 Surviving are two daughters and one son, Mary Wickstrom, Saginaw; Jane Zabelski, Saginaw; Joseph and Maureen Zabelski, Alger; five grandchildren, Sara  (Christopher) Paul, Kevin (Jennifer) Wickstrom, Raymond Zabelski and his fiancée Colie Hanson, Karen Zabelski, Richard Zabelski and his fiancée Brittany Turner; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas, Ronnie, Braiden, Kenny, Noah, Carly, Hudson, Abigail with another great-granddaughter, Caroline, expected in January; three sisters and one brother, Loretta (Eugene) Smokowski, Elaine Kennelly, Marilyn (Ray) Gilginas and Edwin Cherry; many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Doak, Helen Keeler, Delphine Houghton, Jean Thon, Victor and Chester Cherry and Paul Wisniewski.

 Dorothy family extends their gratitude and appreciation to her special care giver, Lisa Salois, and to Covenant Hospice, especially Theresa and Nema, for their loving and compassionate care.

 Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December7, 2017 at St. John Paul II Parish-St. Josaphat Catholic Church, 469 Shattuck Road in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. James Bessert will officiate with entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at St. Josaphat Catholic Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sister Christine Gretka, will take place 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish or Covenant Hospice.



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